Kenya has potential to 'lead mobile app sector'

22/07/2011 - Kenya property & investment news Posted by Neil King
Kenya has potential to 'lead mobile app sector'
Kenya has enormous potential to become the undisputed market leader in mobile applications, according to Franck Cohen, president of Systems Applications Products (SAP).Speaking at the recent SAP world tour in Nairobi, Mr Cohen announced plans to partner with Kenyan universities in a bid to train specialists in SAP solutions to cater for the increasing demand."Africa has a deficit of 2000 consultants in SAP solutions. We are liaising with local universities to train between 200 to 300 SAP certified trainers in SAP curriculum in Kenya alone," Mr Cohen told nation.co.ke.As the market for mobile and cloud applications is huge in Africa, Mr Cohen said that Kenyan companies should seize the opportunity to develop applications that can be deployed overseas."In Kenya mobile is actually becoming the preferred device just as in India and the rest of Africa … we already have a platform for mobile application development and developers only need to take advantage of the platform," he explained to the news provider.